Veterans or Surviving Spouses of a Veteran $250 Real Property Tax Deduction
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces war veteran or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a war veteran or the surviving spouse of a serviceperson who served in time of war and died while on active duty. You must be a property owner and a legal resident of New Jersey and, where applicable, prove that the deceased veteran or serviceperson was a legal resident of New Jersey.
Eligibility criteria must be met as of October 1st of the year prior to the tax year for which deduction is claimed. Applications must be filed with the municipal tax assessor by December 31st. Applications are available at the Assessor’s Office or you can click on the link below. Veterans who served during the periods of peacekeeping missions also must fill out the supplemental form.
100% Disabled Veterans or Surviving Spouses
Certain permanently and totally disabled war veterans or the surviving spouses (widows/widowers) of such disabled war veterans and servicepersons are granted a full property tax exemption on their dwelling house and the lot on which it is situated.
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged veteran, who had active service in time of war in the U.S. Armed Forces, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a disabled veteran. Surviving spouses of servicepersons who died in active service in time of war also qualify. Disability must be certified as 100% permanent and total by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. You must be the owner and a permanent resident in the dwelling and legal resident of New Jersey. In the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey.
Applications can be filed with the Municipal Tax Assessor at any time during the year. Applications are available at the Assessor's Office or you can click on the link below. Veterans who served during the periods of peacekeeping missions also must fill out the supplemental form.